Man who died after attack on horror street named police opened murder investigation

Father-of-three Liam Maloney, 30, has been described as “one of a kind” and a “gentle giant” by heartbroken friends and family after he died of fatal injuries in a violent attack in Edinburgh on Thursday

Liam Maloney, 30, tragically died after being attacked in Edinburgh
Liam Maloney, 30, tragically died after being attacked in Edinburgh

A “gentle giant” father of three who was killed in a “pointed” horror attack on the streets of Edinburgh has been named.

Liam Maloney, 30, died around 8pm on Thursday after suffering fatal injuries in a violent attack in the south-east of the capital.

Ambulance services took Liam to Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary, where he was treated until his death on Saturday daily record reports.

Scottish Police say they are treating Liam’s death as a “targeted” murder and an inquiry has been launched.

Following the news of his tragic death, Liam’s heartbroken family and friends have paid tribute to the “gentle giant” and “one of a kind” father of three.

Liam has been described as a “gentle giant” and “one of a kind”.

Nicola Russell posted a picture of Liam as a toddler and said: “RIP Liam you are sorely missed. You were such a lovely guy with a big heart and always full of fun. I will never forget that.

“I’m thinking of the whole family and the three boys.”

Adele Commons said: “Such a sad day for Niddrie today. Thinking of his boys and the whole family who have been through so much. RIP Liam x”

Leanne Mclaren added: “It’s taken all day, Niddrie lost another one. Liam you are a fun guy and will be missed by everyone who knew you.”

Nicole Bridgman said: “Rest in Peace Liam Maloney, another life taken far too soon. Always had a smile on his face and was able to put a smile on others’ faces with your hand luggage. Thinking of your beautiful three boys.”

Davie Gare added: “I was disappointed to see the news about Liam Maloney, he was a great boy and always had a smile on his face! RIP Liam.”

And Bob Collier said, “Still in disbelief, man. Liam Maloney, a true gentleman and true gentle giant. You’ll never meet a funnier and happier guy.”

A police investigation is now underway following Liam’s death, with officers collecting surveillance cameras from the area and conducting house-to-house investigations.

They are also appealing to anyone with information about the incident to come forward and have since reassured the public that there is no major risk.

Detective Chief Inspector Frank Travers of the Major Investigation Team said: “This appears to have been a targeted incident and we do not believe there is a risk to the general public.

“An extensive police investigation is currently underway and officers are collecting CCTV footage of the area.

“Door-to-door inquiries are also being carried out.

“We will have a continued police presence in the area and I would like to reassure the local community that every effort is being made to locate the individual responsible.

“I would ask anyone who was in the area of ​​Niddrie Marischal Road and Niddrie Marischal Grove on Thursday night and may have seen or heard a disturbance or observed anything suspicious to please get in touch.

“We have also set up a website that gives members of the public access to a form to submit information directly to the Major Investigation Team.

“Anyone with CCTV, dashcam or other footage that they think would assist the investigation can also send it through this link.

“You can choose to remain anonymous when submitting information.

“The portal can be reached at

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on number 101 quoting reference number 3262 dated 5 May 2022.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained. Man who died after attack on horror street named police opened murder investigation

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